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A recipe for creating your own almond butter spread at home with a food processor and a few simple ingredients in a few minutes.

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I mentioned the other day that I’m a huge fan of learning to make all kinds of foods at home.

Almond butter is one that I can’t get enough of.

Tools for almond butter at home

All you need for making your own almond butter (or any nut butter at home) is a high powered blender, or food processor.

I used a food processor for this one.

As I explain in the video, I tend to make my almond butter on the thick side.

I do this because I use almond butter for many purposes from snacking, to eating on a sandwich to baking.

I love the ability I have to control the consistency of my almond butter, by just adding a little water, or oil to thin things out as needed.

Is almond butter OK for people with diabetes?

Almond butter spread on a banana

Almonds have an extremely low glycemic index, which means they don’t spike your blood sugar as quickly as other foods.

You can also control the sugar content in your almond butter by with sugar substitutes, or natural sweeteners.

Almonds are a great food for people looking to control their blood sugar.

How to make almond butter at home

To make your own, you’ll need 4 cups of almonds, salt (I used pink himalayan sea salt) and a natural sweetener of your choice.

I used local Texas honey, which lightly sweetened the batch.

Here’s the recipe below, but the video above also gives you a step-by-step tutorial.

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Almond butter on a spoon

Homemade almond butter


  • Author: Mila Clarke Buckley
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 64 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Thick almond butter that you can use for spreads, baking, or snacking. 


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Ingredients

  • 4 cups washed, raw, unsalted almonds
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite sweetener (I used local, raw honey in this batch)
  • Optional (3-4 tablespoons of avocado oil)

Instructions

Thin consistency:

  • In a food processor, add your almonds and process at the highest speed. 
  • Scrape down the sides as needed and keep blending. 
  • It can take up to 20 minutes for the powder to turn in to almond butter, so be patient. 
  • Once the almond butter is your desired consistency add in your salt and sweeteners. Blend until it is well incorporated. 
  • Scrape it out into an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to a month. 

Thick consistency:

  • In a food processor, add your almonds and process at the highest speed for five minutes.
  • Scrape down the sides as needed and keep blending for 5 minutes
  • Add in your avocado oil, and let blend until it’s the consistency you desire. 
  • Once the almond butter is your desired consistency add in your salt and sweeteners. Blend until it is well incorporated. 
  • Scrape it out into an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to a month. 

Notes

  • If you use the method for thicker almond butter, you can thin it out to your desired consistency with oil or water. I use a tablespoon of almond butter to 2 teaspoons oil or water to thin it out. 
  • Store this in an airtight container in the fridge. 
  • A serving size is one tablespoon. The nutrition facts below do not include the thicker consistency almond butter with added avocado oil. 
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: plant-based

Keywords: almond butter, homemade almond butter, ground almonds

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13 Responses

  1. This is such an amazing recipe to keep on hand! Almond butter is on the pricey side, so I’m happy you have taught me how to make it at home!

  2. I’ve been trying to pay more attention to what I eat, so I’ve been reading the labels on all of my food. I’ve come to realize that the food I’ve been buying contains things that are…not food. Making your own almond butter makes so much sense. And you make it look so easy!

  3. I love that I can now make my own almond butter instead of having to sell off a kid to buy the natural in the grocery store! Thanks so much, Mila!

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Hi! I'm Mila.

I’m a millennial woman with diabetes who loves food, travel and my kitchen!

I’m here to help you live your best life possible diabetes by showing you how to create easy, simple, delicious meals. 

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